Reference : Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus (2003)
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : Literature
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/16540
Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus (2003)
English
Tunca, Daria mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Philologie anglaise moderne >]
2009
English Text Construction
John Benjamins Publishing Company
2
1
121-131
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1874-8767
1874-8775
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ; Purple Hibiscus ; ideology
[en] This article focuses on the first novel by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus (2003). It examines how religious prejudice is encoded in the account of the book’s autodiegetic narrator, a fifteen-year-old girl whose father is a violent, extremist Igbo Catholic. Based on a close reading of the text, the essay argues that an analysis of the novel’s use of speech and thought presentation may contribute to the assessment of the main character’s evolving ideological stance. It is suggested that the resulting appraisal of the narrator’s development provides key insights into the interpretation of the book.
CEREP (Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales)
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/16540
10.1075/etc.2.1.07tun
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jbp/etc/2009/00000002/00000001/art00007

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